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The Latin Roots Live! concert series is inspired by Latin Roots, the bi-weekly radio series on World Cafe® hosted by David Dye, which explores the vast variety of music from Spanish-speaking countries and people, from cumbia, mambo and son to Latin rock, reggaeton, and more. Latin Roots on World Cafe is made possible by the Wyncote Foundation. Latin Roots Live! is produced in partnership with Afrotaino and Raices Culturales and made possible by the William Penn Foundation
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Latin Roots #59 - Nueva Trova from Cuba Transcends It’s State-Supported Origins
Latin Roots: Nueva Trova from Cuba Transcends It’s State-Supported Origins
April 10, 2014 - Producer Aaron Levinson is back with a new Latin Roots segment on Nueva Trova, a style of music that started in Castro's Cuba in the 1960's but continues today. It started as a political music celebrating the ideals of the revolution but the music lives on, not just in Cuba but abroad.
Aaron will play us some surprising examples.
OJALA by Silvio Rodriguez from Al Final de Este Viaje
TODO SE TRANSFORMA by Jorge Drexler from Eco